I'm in Sydney and have just booked my NT scan at Sydney Ultrasound for Women. They said the scan will be $380 and the bloods $95! Has anyone had it done anywhere cheaper? Cheers
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03-03-2015 11:07 #1
Almost $500 for NT scan - is that right??
03-03-2015 11:14 #2
I had mine this morning at my local public hospital ( nepean) for free. I just needed a referral from my gp. I did pay for my bloods, some of which is covered by Medicare.
03-03-2015 11:18 #3
Sorry - I should add that my my local hospital (St George Public) won't do the NT scan unless you're advanced age
03-03-2015 11:19 #4
That's why it's expensive. It's not covered by Medicare as it's a non essential test unless you have risk factors.
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03-03-2015 11:54 #5
I would recommend you shop around. My gp refers one scan company as a preference .. But you can really get it done anywhere.
Talk to your GP about costing. You can also ask to have it done at your local hospital.
We didn't have the Nt scan for our own reasons. But our 20week morph scan was going to cost over $300 at once privatised clinic so we ended up asking the obgyn at my local public hosp and got it done there 100% covered by Medicare
03-03-2015 18:10 #6
I'm not sure about other states, I assume it's the same but you can use and scan referral for any place. I've never paid for any bloods, think my nt was around $200 with some back from Medicare, nt with most recent bub was free as I knew someone at the scan place and she bulk billed it
03-03-2015 18:46 #7
At that prices Id just go straight for the harmony test instead.
03-03-2015 19:02 #8
I had NT scans in three different states (not at my request, all requested by Midwives/Doctor) one was bulk billed and the other two were no more than $200 from memory, definitely ring around OP.
03-03-2015 19:06 #9
Shop around. I payed over $200 for my 12weeks scan because I just went to the place my Dr recommended. But DD needed an ultrasound on her hips so I called the place I had my pregnant scans and again, $230 or something, so I rang around and ended up getting it completely bulk billed!
03-03-2015 19:14 #10
My scan was $195 and bloods were the same price. I'd call around.
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